Dialogue Box 6.3: Whatever happened to UWB?

Dialogue Box 6.3: Whatever happened to UWB?

Summary: It should have provided high-speed, low-power wireless connectivity for homes and offices everywhere. But instead of more products you can shake a stick at, all UltraWideBand has to show for itself to date is a French USB stick you can shake. Dialogue Box explains why

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It should have provided high-speed, low-power wireless connectivity for homes and offices everywhere. But instead of more products you can shake a stick at, all UltraWideBand has to show for itself to date is a French USB stick you can shake. Dialogue Box explains why.

Topics: Broadband, After Hours

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  • You've both missed your callings!

    Excellent, informative and enlightening Dialog Box, thanks very much. It's always worthwhile to get another example of how politics, pig-headedness and general lack of vision can stymie some very promising developments.

    However, the real gem in this Dialog Box was learning that you two have both missed your callings! Rupert's voice is a beacon in the wilderness (although perhaps the wilderness is where it should stay...), and Charles is obviously a true master of the stylus.

    Thanks for brightening my day.

    jw
    j.a.watson@...